This month, Doctor Who Magazine goes behind the scenes of Doctor Who Live, the special show which finally revealed the identity of the Twelfth Doctor. The mag features interviews with the people who made it happen, including show runner STEVEN MOFFAT, presenter ZOË BALL and producer RUSSELL MINTON… and there’s also has an exclusive letter from PETER CAPALDI himself!
Steven Moffat tells DWM, “He’s always looked like Doctor Who, how has this taken us so long?! Because the moment you say his name, you go ‘Of course!’ Because he’s got the hair, and he’s got the look, he’s brilliant, he’s known to be a fan, of course it’s bloody him!”
ALSO THIS ISSUE:
WAITING IN THE WINGS…
STEVEN MOFFAT writes exclusively for DWM about how Peter Capaldi came to be chosen as the Twelfth Doctor.
The author of the recent episodes The Rings of Akhaten and Hide, and the creator of the acclaimed drama series Luther, NEIL CROSS talks exclusively to DWM about how he came to fulfil his dream of writing for Doctor Who.
OUT OF THE WILDERNESS…
In the second part of The Way Back, we continue to examine the rebirth of Doctor Who in the 21st and take a look at the other Ninth Doctor whose life was cut short after just one animated adventure, Scream of the Shalka – with contributions from RUSSELL T DAVIES, JULIE GARDNER, JANE TRANTER and many more…
BACK TO THE SIXTIES
The Seventh Doctor and Ace take a trip to 1960s London where the Doctor hidden a dangerous Time Lord artefact. Unfortunately, two opposing Dalek factions also want to get their suckers on it… REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS from 1988 takes its turn under the scrutinising lens of FACT OF FICTION, which reveals new and fascinating facts about the production.
DEAD MAN WALKING
The Doctor is killed by an impossible astronaut – and that’s just the start of his problems! DWM’s journey through Doctor Who’s long history arrives at 2011 and the thirty-second series, as COUNTDOWN TO 50 continues.
Chris, Emma, Michael and Will are keeping their eyes open as they watch the award winning DOCTOR WHO episode Blink from 2007. What will our fearless TIME TEAM make of Steven Moffat’s ‘Doctor-lite’ episode, and will they escape being sent back in time by the Weeping Angels?
FIGHT AND FLIGHT!
The Doctor’s bug problems are bigger than ever as the over-sized insect Koragatta’s plans come to fruition and the Prime Mother and her swarm threaten the Earth, in the exciting final episode of the DWM comic strip A WING AND A PRAYER, written by SCOTT GRAY, with art by MIKE COLLINS.
THE BEST OF THE BEST
The votes have been counted in the 2012 DWM readers merchandise poll and the winners are revealed, including your favourite fiction and non-fiction books, audios, and DVD releases. Plus, we also reveal the top features, covers and interviews from DWM itself.
Mother of twins and devoted fan JACQUELINE RAYNER shares those occasional embarrassing moments when Doctor Who has let her down in the company of friends and family, in this issue’s RELATIVE DIMENSIONS.
The Watcher takes his cue from the casting of Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor and selects the TARDIS Swear-Box as this issue’s A History of Doctor Who in 100 Objects; presents a Capaldi-themed joke in What a Load of Rubeish; and celebrates another extra in Supporting Artist of the Month. Plus regeneration forms the basis of the brain tease in The Six Faces of Delusion and a Top Ten Fine Wines with a Doctor Who vintage are revealed. All in this issue’s WOTCHA!
PLUS! All the latest official news, TV and merchandise reviews, previews, competitions, a prize-winning crossword and much, much more!
Meet the new Doctor in Doctor Who Magazine 464 on sale Thursday 22 August, priced £4.75